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Title: GAA football
Post by: itbrvilla on July 30, 2017, 11:00:32 AM
Hi chaps,

me and my brother in-law are looking for somewhere in south Birmingham to watch the Mayo vs Ross Common game later today. Does anyone know if the games will be shown anywhere outside the city centre?

Cheers
Title: Re: GAA football
Post by: cdbullyweefan on July 30, 2017, 11:26:45 AM
Define "South Birmingham", whereabouts are you going? The Inn on the Green, Acocks Green has two tellies so I reckon they'd put it on if you ask.
Title: Re: GAA football
Post by: itbrvilla on July 30, 2017, 11:45:29 AM
Anywhere near between or near Hayley Road to Alcester Road. Its not on Sky i dont thi k so will need to have access to RTE.
Title: Re: GAA football
Post by: cdbullyweefan on July 30, 2017, 11:51:51 AM
That complicates things. To be honest, if you're that bothered, why not just head into town? I'm sure some of the Irish pubs in Digbeth will have it.
Title: Re: GAA football
Post by: itbrvilla on July 30, 2017, 11:53:44 AM
Cause he's an awkward git
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Post by: shirley_villan on July 30, 2017, 12:48:42 PM
Casey Joes in Olton/AG should do but probably too far if you're SE Brum. I'd go in to Digbeth if I were you.
Title: Re: GAA football
Post by: itbrvilla on July 30, 2017, 02:22:40 PM
Cheers chaps. A Galway supporting mate of mine said he's watching it in Patrick kavanaghs in Moseley
Title: Re: GAA football
Post by: Nev on July 30, 2017, 03:44:38 PM
They had Mayo V Galway on in O'Neils Solihull (Barley Mow) last Sat.
Title: Re: GAA football
Post by: itbrvilla on July 30, 2017, 03:47:13 PM
Ended up in Behan's Bar opposite Yardley Wood station.
Title: Re: GAA football
Post by: Three Spires Villa on July 30, 2017, 09:04:36 PM
Good bar behans. Galway for the hurling, Dubs for the football get your money on for a double. Just a point, Goose in King's Heath shows all GAA games. Bit rough but a good laugh and my ol Man likes it in there
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Post by: dave shelley on July 30, 2017, 09:10:38 PM
Ended up in Behan's Bar opposite Yardley Wood station.

Did you enjoy it?  C'mon the Rossies!
Title: Re: GAA football
Post by: Three Spires Villa on July 30, 2017, 09:16:52 PM
Ended up in Behan's Bar opposite Yardley Wood station.

Did you enjoy it?  C'mon the Rossies!

It would be ace if the The Rossies got through, do you think it's a missed chance? Mayo probably will win the replay?
Title: Re: GAA football
Post by: dave shelley on July 30, 2017, 09:22:07 PM
My heart says the Rossies but my head says Mayo.   Too many wides did for Roscommon today.  What they do have in their favour though is the amount of games Mayo have had to play thus far.  Replay scheduled for Monday week 7th of August at Croke Park which happens to be a Bank Holiday over here.
Title: Re: GAA football
Post by: Three Spires Villa on July 30, 2017, 09:38:24 PM
Fair point, maybe the games will catch up with them. Good luck with the quest for The Sam! Having parents and family from Laois, my interest as an active supporter finishes pretty quickly, so C'mon Rosscommon!!!!
Title: Re: GAA football
Post by: Three Spires Villa on July 30, 2017, 09:40:14 PM
Why bring everyone back to Croke Park? For the GAA to get more euros? Play it in Galway
Title: Re: GAA football
Post by: dave shelley on July 30, 2017, 09:44:32 PM
The Galway Races are on that week and, getting to that ground is a nightmare at the best of times, throw a football match into the mix and you have total chaos.  Croke Park is probably the right choice this time.
Title: Re: GAA football
Post by: Mossie Hennebry on July 30, 2017, 09:47:20 PM
Rossies will beat Mayo the next day. Mayo have been flogging this dead horse for a while now. 11/4 is huge value in Roscommon and I'll certainly be taking it. The added bonus for Roscommon is to get revenge for '80 against Kerry in the semi.
Title: Re: GAA football
Post by: Three Spires Villa on July 30, 2017, 09:50:32 PM
Good point re the races, forgot about that
Title: Re: GAA football
Post by: dave shelley on July 30, 2017, 09:54:13 PM
I'd like to think so Mossie.  Roscommon showed today on several occasions that they don't fear Mayo which has been apparent in the past.  If they lose it next week it will be by their own inability to take their points by putting their point scoring chances wide as they did today.
Title: Re: GAA football
Post by: cdbullyweefan on July 30, 2017, 10:46:38 PM
I've watched a bit of this and it seems pretty decent. It puts me off that players don't get paid, though. Inexcusable.
Title: Re: GAA football
Post by: black pearl of inchicore on July 31, 2017, 01:14:18 AM
Hi Boys....what type of game is this....15 goalies Vs 15 goalies, bit of basketball, bit of rugger, bit of Mcgregor, straight armed elbows seem to be the norm and as for these mad looking goal posts, stevie wonder would have a field day from 40 yds....paid? why would you want to get paid, sure a good injury insurance policy would make you a millionaire in no time.
Title: Re: GAA football
Post by: KevinGage on July 31, 2017, 02:35:22 AM
The game has changed since these halcyon days:



For the worse, I might add.
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Post by: johnc on July 31, 2017, 08:52:01 AM
It should be in Galway but they might not cope with crowd. Also there might be an airshow in Salthill on Bank Holiday. Up Mayo
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Post by: Three Spires Villa on July 31, 2017, 02:51:43 PM
Hi johnc, do you think the Cork game and now a replay will be a problem to Mayo, playing a lot of football
Title: Re: GAA football
Post by: dave shelley on July 31, 2017, 03:03:37 PM
The game has changed since these halcyon days:



For the worse, I might add.

In all fairness that was 1990 and the game has moved on.  They're allowed to wear gum shields now!
Title: Re: GAA football
Post by: johnc on August 01, 2017, 07:56:35 AM
Hi johnc, do you think the Cork game and now a replay will be a problem to Mayo, playing a lot of football
Mayo are running on empty. The age profile of the team is old. No new players of merit have come through in the last 2-3 years. The players were meant to have this week off if they beat Roscommon because they badly needed the rest. It was tiredness of mind and body that led to some poor attempts at points towards the end of the game. They could beat Roscommon but far greater challenges lie ahead. If I was a betting man I would be following MOssies advice and piling into the Rossies.
Title: Re: GAA football
Post by: Three Spires Villa on August 01, 2017, 05:06:34 PM
Interesting points, I hope the Rossies do well, got to watch Aidan O, though hes a great player. Hope its a good game
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Post by: Three Spires Villa on August 01, 2017, 05:09:45 PM
Hey Johnc, I was in Ballinia last week in the Broken Jug pub, nice meal and a good night, dont know Mayo to well but a nice place from what I saw.
Title: Re: GAA football
Post by: Three Spires Villa on August 06, 2017, 06:11:42 PM
Galway are going to win the hurling, Dubs to win the Sam
Title: Re: GAA football
Post by: Brazilian Villain on August 06, 2017, 10:52:47 PM
As a Rossie I always hope Galway win particularly as I put $50 on them before the season but in the football I'm a ABD.

Early 8am start for the game over here but as I work a couple of Mayo lads we've organised to have the game on in the boardroom. Not much in it (despite the bookies odds) so may well be a question of who raises their game on the day,

A nice story from Ballaghadereen which is in Co. Roscommon but included in Mayo for GAA purposes.
https://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/sport/syrian-refugees-returning-to-croke-park-for-roscommon-mayo-replay-800762.html

https://www.joe.ie/life-style/ballaghaderreen-refugees-trip-croke-park-lot-mayo-roscommon-rivalry-597358
Title: Re: GAA football
Post by: RunRickyRun on August 07, 2017, 11:05:41 PM
Mayo have now reached their 48th Semi Final - we've converted 3 of them into championships (including 8 straight final losses in 30 years). There can't be another sports team in history with such a propensity to falter in the final stages?
Title: Re: GAA football
Post by: cdbullyweefan on August 07, 2017, 11:14:36 PM
Hibs... before 2016.
Title: Re: GAA football
Post by: Three Spires Villa on August 08, 2017, 06:52:30 AM
It is strange, dont think this year will be any different
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Post by: dave shelley on August 08, 2017, 08:22:44 AM
My daughter and her husband took their three boys to the match yesterday for the first time.  It passed over the heads of the youngest two.  The eldest was traumatised!

What chance has he got, following Roscommon and the Villa?
Title: Re: GAA football
Post by: Three Spires Villa on August 08, 2017, 10:12:56 AM
My daughter and her husband took their three boys to the match yesterday for the first time.  It passed over the heads of the youngest two.  The eldest was traumatised!

What chance has he got, following Roscommon and the Villa?

Ha, ha, I know how he feels Laois and the Villa, what a pair!!
Title: Re: GAA football
Post by: johnc on August 16, 2017, 09:31:05 PM
The poor old Rossies took an awful hammering. I couldnt even look the rossie fans in the eye on the way out.
As for this SUnday if the same Mayo team as last Monday turn up then they will give Kerry a run for their money.
Title: Re: GAA football
Post by: Three Spires Villa on August 20, 2017, 07:06:01 PM
And they did. Thought Kerry would win it but blimey Mayo played a great game. Replay next Saturday, then Tyrone v The Dubs, great Gaelic games coming up.
Title: Re: GAA football
Post by: lovejoy on August 21, 2017, 07:28:04 AM
Given the scoring system I'm surprised there are so many draws in GAA.
Title: Re: GAA football
Post by: Ger Regan on August 22, 2017, 06:18:05 PM
Whatever about football, hurling is the better sport by miles in my opinion. Granted, galway may be in the final, but my point still stands.
Title: Re: GAA football
Post by: Dave Cooper please on August 23, 2017, 08:52:14 AM
In my youth I had a go at hurling. I was working up in the Highlands and was playing a bit of shinty. A hurling club came over on a tour and we played a game where the first half was shinty, the second half hurling. Completely brutal and they annihilated us in both halves.
Title: Re: GAA football
Post by: dave shelley on August 23, 2017, 09:31:22 AM
In my youth I had a go at hurling. I was working up in the Highlands and was playing a bit of shinty. A hurling club came over on a tour and we played a game where the first half was shinty, the second half hurling. Completely brutal and they annihilated us in both halves.

I've said it before...Homicidal Hockey!  TBF, there is a fair element of skill in the handling of the hurl and the fielding of the sliothar (ball) but for me it's all too quick to make it fully enjoyable.
Title: Re: GAA football
Post by: cdbullyweefan on August 23, 2017, 03:20:32 PM
In my youth I had a go at hurling. I was working up in the Highlands and was playing a bit of shinty. A hurling club came over on a tour and we played a game where the first half was shinty, the second half hurling. Completely brutal and they annihilated us in both halves.

I think Scotland play Ireland at some sort of shinty/hurling hybrid. Not sure if it's an annual event or for special occasions, but I vaguely remember it being on telly when I was up in Scotland once.
Title: Re: GAA football
Post by: lovejoy on August 26, 2017, 04:44:48 PM
So Mayo in the final according to my father in law.
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Post by: Three Spires Villa on August 26, 2017, 08:09:31 PM
If a team can beat Dublin it will be Tyrone. I think though a re run of Mayo Dubs
Title: Re: GAA football
Post by: RunRickyRun on August 26, 2017, 08:18:32 PM
When it's not your day  ;D


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Title: Re: GAA football
Post by: dave shelley on August 27, 2017, 12:40:26 AM
I've been down in Kerry this week and I'm almost certain I saw this car somewhere.
Title: Re: GAA football
Post by: Nev on August 27, 2017, 05:03:12 AM
Up Mayo.
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Post by: johnc on August 27, 2017, 08:31:23 AM
Great win for Mayo. First win over Kerry in 21 years.
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Post by: Mossie Hennebry on August 27, 2017, 04:52:22 PM
Whatever about football, hurling is the better sport by miles in my opinion. Granted, galway may be in the final, but my point still stands.
Up the Deise! I was down home this weekend and there is great confidence about the place. Got my ticket this morning too...so can relax into the build up now.
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Post by: jamestownvilla on August 27, 2017, 05:32:49 PM
So that's Dublin and the Deise for SAM and LIAM  I'm off to the bookies
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Post by: joe_c on September 03, 2017, 05:28:04 PM
Woop Woop
https://www.instagram.com/p/BYldG2XnvN7/
Title: Re: GAA football
Post by: jamestownvilla on September 03, 2017, 05:35:55 PM
Well done to the tribesmen better team on the day come on the dubs
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Post by: Three Spires Villa on September 04, 2017, 02:33:33 PM
Well done Galway, Dublin for the Sam
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Post by: Brazilian Villain on September 04, 2017, 05:57:25 PM
Delighted for Galway, always my second team in Connacht as my local club wear the same colors and not dissimilar to Villa. Wouldn't have begrudged the Deise but they're a young team and hopefully will get another go.

It'd be nice if Mayo could make a it a sweep for the West but Dublin should have too for them much sadly.
Title: Re: GAA football
Post by: Three Spires Villa on September 05, 2017, 01:21:10 PM
Yeah Up Mayo,  "The Wests Awake" As a neutral hope its a good game. Having family ties in Leinster I should be with the Dubs, but my Dad is always anyone but the Dubs !!
Title: Re: GAA football
Post by: Three Spires Villa on September 12, 2017, 03:55:23 PM
Putting Villa aside, anyone else looking forward to the weekend? Hope it's a good game, really hope Mayo can step up this time, but I feel it will be Dublin
Title: Re: GAA football
Post by: Mossie Hennebry on September 17, 2017, 04:26:37 PM
Up Mayo. Dubs reverting to type with the eye gouging. Scobes.
Title: Re: GAA football
Post by: jamestownvilla on September 17, 2017, 05:35:02 PM
172 D SAM
Title: Re: GAA football
Post by: Three Spires Villa on September 18, 2017, 08:33:42 PM
That was probably one of the best all Ireland finalsI have see. Feel for Mayo on another day they might have won but fair play to the Dubs
Title: Re: GAA football
Post by: Brazilian Villain on September 18, 2017, 11:33:48 PM
Got to feel for Mayo after that effort. One of my colleagues is a massive fan and played for them under age. To say he's despondent today is an understatement.

Just taking into account the self-inflicted stupid red card and the penalty that was given as a free they really should have won it.
Title: Re: GAA football
Post by: Three Spires Villa on June 10, 2018, 04:13:30 PM
Thought I would bring this up to date, great win for Clare in the Munster hurling & the county of my Dads birth, Laois have just got into the Leinster football final, first time since 2006. Await the winners of Dublin v Longford, come on Longford 🤣🤣
Title: Re: GAA football
Post by: Brazilian Villain on July 28, 2018, 07:51:12 PM
Galway & Clare showing today why hurling is the greatest sport in the World. Immense game and they get do it all again.
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Post by: jamestownvilla on July 28, 2018, 08:58:35 PM
Have to agree a cracking game. Thought Galway were going to walk it the way they started.
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Post by: dave shelley on July 29, 2018, 12:42:39 AM
They would have won had the referee had the same concept of time as the rest of us in the none GAA rest of the world.
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Post by: cdbullyweefan on August 04, 2018, 10:53:43 AM
Do they pay the players yet?
Title: Re: GAA football
Post by: dave shelley on August 04, 2018, 01:00:46 PM
Not openly.  Supposedly all- amateur.  I think I read somewhere recently that the non-profit making GAA had an 80 million profit last year.  I can't provide a link as I can't remember where I saw it.
Title: Re: GAA football
Post by: johnc on August 12, 2018, 05:45:21 PM
Players dont recieve cash up front. The higher profile players receive sponsored cars and get a few quid for opening shops and attending presentation evenings. The very high profile get sponsorship money but we are talking about a handful of players. I would imagine a good few of the Dublin players have GAA related jobs that would not be terribly onerous but not terribly well paid either.
Dublin will no doubt beat Tyrone in the football and we will just have to hope that Galway and Limerick serve up a good hurling final
Title: Re: GAA football
Post by: Three Spires Villa on August 13, 2018, 03:25:50 PM
Come on Tyrone, any one but the Dubs!!!

The Hurling and Football finals are early this year, arent they?

Think Galway, Limerick will be good, looking forward to Sunday
Title: Re: GAA football
Post by: johnc on August 17, 2018, 10:09:20 AM
This is the new GAA calendar. The finals will be taking place earlier than in previous years. I think the Popes visit has pushed things a bit further forward this year
As for Tyrone beating the Dubs....Cant see it happening
Title: Re: GAA football
Post by: Three Spires Villa on August 17, 2018, 02:49:45 PM
Thanks that makes sense, re Popes visit. I think you are right about Dublin v Tyrone, but Up Tyrone!

Hope Sunday is a good game, 1973 is a long time waiting for Limerick
Title: Re: GAA football
Post by: Ger Regan on August 18, 2018, 11:17:49 AM
Hurling is miles ahead of the football in terms of entertainment at the moment. And I think i can say that without fear of being accused of bias on account of being from galway!
Title: Re: GAA football
Post by: Three Spires Villa on August 19, 2018, 07:24:45 AM
Hurling is miles ahead of the football in terms of entertainment at the moment. And I think i can say that without fear of being accused of bias on account of being from galway!

🤣🤣 have a good day
Title: Re: GAA football
Post by: Three Spires Villa on September 02, 2018, 04:07:37 PM
Anybody watching the final today? Decent 1st half, would love Tyrone to win this, no offence to the Dubs out there!! Ha ha